We're in the midst of fixing and converting the last of the old typefaces at Fountain into OpenType. Revival was one of my first typefaces made sometime between 1993-94. Looking at it now I can see the curves aren't that great. Some things were hard to spot in Fontographer, and most problems are just pure ignorance, laziness and lack of skill.
For the update I was on the verge of discontinue it, but at the end I still thought there was something interesting enough to keep. With these last typefaces I've however woved NOT to be faithful, and essentially I can do whatever I want with them – loose a weight or two, or add new weights, re-draw every character or just adjust minor flaws. Anything goes!
Below are some images that compare the old and the new (as usual click the image to enlarge) old in gren/blue and new in black:
This year Fountain has been operating as a type foundry for 15 years. To celebrate this we decided to make some changes.
Fountain is proud to announce the launch of our new website, a brand new OpenType library and the release of 4 new typefaces.